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Welcome to FLY FISH THE SURF. I am a full time fly fishing in the surf guide in an area blessed with some of the West Coast's best fly fishing in the surf and outdoor scenery.

My name is Lee Baermann and I fly fish in the surf over 300 days a year. As a fly fishing in the surf guide, I know where the fish are, what techniques will work and which flies will catch them.

As a client you can expect a friendly, informative and fun day on the beach. If you are not set up for the surf; rods, reels and stripping baskets are available while I will supply the Surf Flies and leaders for the day. We'll also go over how to read the water, look for holes, troughs and fish the "rough" water. So it does not matter if you are an experienced fly fisherman or a beginner, I will accommodate your needs and fishing experience level.

I cover the northern end of LA County, all of Ventura County and the southern section of Santa Barbara County, so there's plenty of beach to fish.

Schedule is dependent on tides and weather although there are beaches that fish great at lower tides and ones that fish great at higher tides. There is also guid
ed carp fly fishing outings available. So either email me or call (805) 486-8226 I am a Pro Staff member of both Rajeff Sports and Waterworks-Lamson Reels.


Fly Fishing The Surf Book

Lee's book about "Fly Fishing The Surf" will be out soon. Frank Amato Publications is the publisher.
Email Lee if you want to be notified when the book is published and available to purchase ...


This is right off the Amato Publishing Web Site …

Available March


Amato Publications announces on their web site,, that Lee's book will be
available for sale in March of 2015.


The Latest

The Fred Hall Show

I'll be at the Fred Hall Show all week so stop by the booth. There will be an assortment of my flies available for viewing and sale, so stop and say Hi. I'm looking forward to meeting and talking to everyone. SEE YOU THERE.


New Echo Rod

Hit the wet sand this morning with Cary and we worked out the updated ECHO ION 6wt. It has a new reel seat and it has more cork in the grip for less weight overall. Weight was an issue before but now this rod has jumped to near the front of the line. For $189.99 with a rod tube, you get a lot for the buck. The 10wt landed a 48lb yellowtail so they are more than sturdy.

Surf Fly Fishing Video